Craftmade Pireos Ceiling Fan
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Shown in Picture: Craftmade Pireos Ceiling Fan Model PIR48BNK3 in Brushed Polished Nickel with Teak Color ABS Plastic blades. The Pireos is a Contemporary 3 Blade Fans style Ceiling Fan Designed for use Indoors Only. This fan features a 90mm x 12mm Super Efficient DC Motor with a 15 Degree Blade Pitch producing an AirFlow rating of 5 (where 5 is best). It is operated by a 6 Speed Remote and Wall Control. . The Craftmade Pireos is among a new generation of super efficient ceiling fans incorporating the latest DC motor technology designed to generate maximum air movement using very little electricity. But efficiency and performance are not all this fan boasts..because curves have never been this sexy! The bentwood, tri-blade design provides a distinct look that will enhance your living experience whether you’re home is modern, mid-century modern or anything in between.
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This graph makes it easy to compare features between fans. Pay particular attention to the "Breeze Rating" and "MPH or Wind Speed Factor" which give you the best idea of how much cooling effect you might expect from this fan.
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Included Control (DC-REMOTE-WALL): Remote Control and Wall Control for DC ceiling fans. Has 6 speeds forward and reverse with a full range light dimmer.
Can I operate more than 1 fan from a single remote? Although it is possible to operate multiple ceiling fans from a single remote control, we do NOT recommend it with any brand. Doing so can cause your fans to get out of sync (one off and the other on, or one on high and the other on low) and getting them back in sync becomes quite a challenge. To avoid frustration, be sure to operate each fan from its own designated remote control.
Building codes require blades to be at least 7' from the floor.
Included Downrod Length(s): 6"
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|Model Name|| Craftmade Pireos|
Features & Specifications
|Motor Size|| 90mm x 12mm Super Efficient DC Motor|
|Quality Rating|| 5 out of 5 (5 is best)|
|Blade Pitch|| 15 degree blade pitch|
|Blade Span|| 48" blade span|
|Blade Qty|| 3 blades|
|Blades Color||Teak Color ABS Plastic finished blades (included)|
|RPMs|| 122 to 160 RPM|
|Speeds|| 6 Speeds|
|Reverse Function|| Yes|
|Indoor Rating||UL Listed for use indoors|
Cannot be used outdoors
|Includes Uplight|| No|
|Inludes Downlight|| No|
|Can Lights be Added?|| No|
|Accepts Universal Light Kits|| No|
|Voltage||Uses 120 Volt electricity|
|ENERGY STAR Qualified|| No|
|Style Group|| Contemporary|
|Approx. Weight|| 8.16 lb.|
|Warranty|| Lifetime Limited Motor Warranty|
|Included Downrod(s)|| 6"|
|Flushmount Capability|| Cannot Be Flush Mounted|
|Leadwire Length|| 80"|
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Other Finishes for this Ceiling Fan
Pireos 48 (with DC Remote/Wall Remote and Wall Control - 120 Volts)
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at High Speed
Cubic Feet Per
Minute Per Watt
36" to 48"
ceiling fans have airflow efficiencies
ranging from approximately
71 to 86
cubic feet per
minute per watt at high speed.
Money-Saving Tip: turn off fan when leaving room
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Low, High or Vaulted Ceiling Installation Options
Minimum Ceiling Height Requirement: This fan requires a minimum ceiling height of at least 96.5" in order to meet building codes. If your ceiling is lower than 96.5" then you may need to add a flushmount adapter or close to ceiling dowrod if one is available for the fan (see below).
If you cannot find what you need to make this fan work in your room, please give us a call so we can check to see if there are any further alternatives.
Note: This fan includes 6" downrods(s)
Indoor and Outdoor Limitations
UL Listed for Indoor use only
The Craftmade Pireos is UL Listed for Indoor use only, so it is not designed to be exposed to moisture or harsh elements. Do not install this fan outside your house. It is also not recommended
for bathrooms that have a shower or tub or laundry rooms, both of which produce excessive amounts of moisture.
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How does the Craftmade Pireos Compare to the Average Ceiling Fan?
Ceiling Fan Comparison Graph
Breeze Rating: 3 (5 is best)
Wind Speed Factor: 2.74 MPH
Graph represents 48" blade span
How to read our graphs
Quality Rating = 5 (average is 3)
With a Quality Rating of 5, the Craftmade Pireos is among the finest quality ceiling fans made. It will run smooth and quiet without wobbling or making noise and you can let it run
24 hours a day for years on end without any worries of the motor burning out.
Wind Speed Factor: 2.74 MPH (average is about 3)
Airflow = 4124 CFM
A Wind Speed Factor of 2.74 MPH gives this fan a Breeze Rating of 3 out of 5.
This is rather average when it comes to ceiling fans, so you will feel some cooling breeze, but don't expect to get your socks blown off.
Aside from Quality, which accounts for smooth quiet operation and durability, the amount of wind-chill a fan can provide to cool you off is the most important consideration.
Afterall, why do want a ceiling fan in the first place?
(average is about 5,000)
4124 CFM is below average, so don't expect to feel much of a breeze from this fan unless you are directly beneath it. Fans with this low of a CFM rating will not provide enough breeze for larger rooms. If you are concerned about whether or not the Craftmade Pireos will move enough air for your needs, please give us a call and we will help you make the determination. This fan may not allow you to raise your thermostat, so do not expect to save much on your cooling bills (if you have AC).
Efficiency Rating = 147 CFM/Watt (average is about 86)
An Efficiency Rating of 147 is
well above average.
Efficiency is defined by the EPA as the amount of airflow a fan produces (CFM) divided by the amount of
electricity (Watts) it uses on high speed without any lights on. Efficiency is less important than Airflow because more
CFMs allow you to raise your thermostat higher...which is where you will save the most energy. Efficiency becomes more important if
you expect to operate several ceiling fans at the same time. (see calculator below)
Electrical Usage = 28 Watts (average is about 76)
28 Watts per hour is
"Extremely Low", which is fantastic because the Craftmade Pireos will cost almost nothing to operate compared to other ceiling fans.
Use the calculator below to estimate just how much it will cost to operate this fan in "Your home".
Wind Speed Factor -vs- Efficiency: Wind Speed is KING! Ceiling fans can save you a lot on your energy bills if you use them properly to reduce your use of central air.
Ceiling fans cool you off by creating a wind-chill effect, so the more wind speed a fan generates, the cooler it will make you feel. The cooler your ceiling fan can make you feel, the higher you can raise your AC thermostat to conserve energy without sacrificing your level of comfort. Raising your thermostat by 10 degrees can save you up to 40% on your cooling bills, but you cannot raise your thermostat by 10 degrees if you focus only on ceiling fans that use less energy rather than ones that generate higher wind speed. To put this in perspective: A typical central air system uses about 3500 Watts when it is running, so if a ceiling fan that uses 100 watts allows you to raise your thermostat a couple degrees higher than a more "efficient" fan that uses only 50 watts, the savings you will get by raising your AC therestat a couple degrees higher is far more than the difference of 50 watts between the two fans. With that said, a ceiling fan that uses less watts yet produces higher wind speed is a win-win.
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Fan Size -vs- Wind Speed -vs- CFM
Note: The formula for calculating wind speed was revised on 1/31/2015. The previous formula did not take into account that the testing chamber (cylinder) used to determine the CFM of a fan is 8" in diameter larger than the blade span. The revised formula ads 8" to the fan diameter to account for this. The wind speed results are now slightly lower than previosly stated
"When it comes to ceiling fan size...the largest fan with the highest wind speed that will look fine in the area is the best choice!"
Ceiling fans cool you off by creating a wind-chill effect, the degree of which is determined by the wind speed produced by the fan; the higher the wind speed, the cooler you feel. It is critical to know the following; CFM is not the same as wind speed; the wind chill effect you feel from a ceiling fan is concentrated in the column of air directly beneath the fan blades; the wind chill drops off dramatically just a foot or two outside that area.
Ceiling fan manufacturers are required by the DOE to publish the airflow of each fan in CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) which is not the same as wind speed. CFM is the volume of air being moved every minute, whereas wind speed how fast the air is moving in MPH (Miles per Hour) or LFM (Linear Feet per Minute), both of which are directly related to the amount of wind chill effect. When you compare two fans that are different sizes yet have the same CFM you will find they produce quite different wind speeds. The smaller fan must move air faster in order to move the same amount of air per minute (CFM) as the larger fan. The airflow generated by the smaller creates more wind chill because it is more concentrated and has a higher wind speed. The larger fan of equal CFM moves air over a larger area so it is less concentrated at a lower wind speed. So when determining what size fan to buy you must consider the amount of space a fan will cover (the diameter of the fan plus a foot or two), the intensity of the airflow directly beneath the fan (the wind speed) balanced with how any particular size fan will look or fit in the space. Ultimately the largest fan with the highest wind speed that will look fine in the area is the best choice for performance.
The required testing method for ceiling fans is not done in a way that translates well to real world applications, so the CFM data can be somewhat deceiving if you do not know how to interpret it.
The current required test procedure (shown left) shows a ceiling fan hanging above a 3 foot tall metal cylinder that is 8 inches wider than the ceiling fan (blade span) and stands 4 feet above the floor. Sensors are located at the bottom of the cylinder to measure the wind speed. The wind speed is then converted into CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute). Although this testing procedure can be valuable for comparing the performance of fans equal in size, it does not emulate a real application inside a home and does not make it easy to compare fans that are different sizes in order to determine the best size fan(s) for any particular application.
Therefore, the best way to compare the actual performance between fans of various sizes is to compare the wind speed. The wind speed of a ceiling fan can be mathematically calculated based on the CFM and Blade Span. Here is a comparison where we performed the calculations between 3 fans of different blade spans and CFMs. The largest fan has the highest CFM yet the smallest fan produces the highest wind speed.
84" Fan with CFM of 10000 produces wind speed of 2.46 MPH (216.62 LFM)
52" Fan with CFM of 6500 produces wind speed of 3.76 MPH (331.04 LFM )
The above example shows how deceiving CFM data can be. Even though the 52" fan moves 35% less air than the 84" fan, the intensity of the breeze that produces a wind-chill effect is over 50% more than that of the larger fan and will make you feel much cooler if you are directly beneath it. So, to cover a larger area, two or more smaller fans with good performance may be a better choice than a single large higher CFM fan.
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Included With This Fan (as shown):
in Brushed Polished Nickel
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|Itemized Total Price
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Craftmade PIR48BNK3 Specs
| Item SKU||PIR48BNK3|
| Our Part Number||CF-PIR48BNK3|
| Model Name||48" Ceiling Fan with Blades|
| Description: Pireos 48" Ceiling Fan in Brushed Polished Nickel with Custom Teak Blades|
| Description2: Curves have never been this sexy! The bentwood, tri-blade design provides a distinct look along with exceptional air movement. The simplicity of style makes the Pireous a focal point whether you’re home is modern, mid-century modern or anything in between.|
| Category||Ceiling Fans|
| Product Type||Ceiling Fan With Blades Included|
| Finish||Brushed Polished Nickel|
| Finish Group||Nickel|
| Blade Count||3|
| Blade Span||48|
| Blade Sweep Options||48|
| Blade Pitch||15|
| Blade Material||ABS|
| Blade Length||23.82|
| Blade Width||6.3|
| Blade Finish||Teak|
| Blades Included||Included|
| Compatible Blade Description||No Options|
| Control Type||Remote & Wall Controls|
| Control Description||IDC2 Remote & Wall Controls|
| Reverse Method||Remote|
| Reverse Location||Receiver|
| Light Kit||Not Adaptable|
| Light Kit Adaptable||No|
| Glass/Shade Height||5.83|
| Warranty||Lifetime Limited|
| Motor Type||DC|
| Motor Speeds||6|
| Motor Size||90 x 12|
| Motor Material||Silicon Steel|
| Mounting Method||Dual Mount (Flat or Angled Ceiling)|
| Safety Rating||cETLus|
| Mounting Location||Indoor|
| Energy Star||No|
| Leadwire Length||80|
| Canopy Width||5.83|
| Canopy Height||2.44|
| Housing Size||6.69|
| Housing Height||4.13|
| AMPS High||0.38|
| CFM High||4124.06|
| Watts High||27.9|
| Efficiency High||147.81|
| RPM High||160.3|
| RPM Med||147.5|
| RPM Low||122|
| Number of Downrods Included||1|
| Downrod Minumum Length||6|
| Downrod Width||0.5|
| Height (Min Downrod)||12.5|
| Blade to Ceiling (Min Downrod)||9.84|
| Item Weight||8.16|
| Room Suggestions||Living, Bedroom, Gameroom, Office|
| Feature 1||Energy Saving, 2nd Generation, 6-Speed Reversible DC Motor|
| Feature 2||6" Downrod (Included)|
| Feature 3||Teak Blades (Included)|
| Feature 5||IDC2 Remote & Wall Controls (Included)|
| Feature 6||Dual Mount (Flat or Angled Ceiling)|
| Feature 9||Sophisticated DC Motor requires a 7 minute calibration period upon installation. This occurrs automatically and will render the remote and wall controls inoperable during that time. After the 7 minutes, the fan, remote control and wall control (if applicable) with be fully operational.|
| Specs 1||48" Blade Sweep Option; 3 Blades; 15 Degree Blade Pitch|
| Specs 2||Motor Size (MM): 90 x 12|
| Specs 3||AMPS (Hi Speed): 0.38|
| Specs 4||Airflow (Cubic Feet Per Minute): 4124.06|
| Specs 5||Watts (Hi Speed): 27.9|
| Specs 6||Airflow Efficiency (CFM Per Watt): 147.81|
| Country of Origin||China|
| Shipping Weight||10.8|